The Car Czar Show with Doug Brauner

The Car Czar Show with Doug Brauner

The Car Czar Podcast is a head-spinning 22 minutes of automotive hysteria, behind the scenes information, and packed full of the secrets that car dealers and mechanics will never tell you and don’t want you to know. But Doug is and will reveal all each show in different ways. The listener emerges every day as smarter, wiser, more automotively empowered, and a virtual expert at all that rolls on wheels. It’s the fastest, most mind-blowing automotive show in the world!


March 20, 2021 19 mins

What you think you know about gas prices is about to make you feel really stupid...

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Doug explains why electric cars are more hype than promise.

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March 5, 2021 16 mins

Doug talks about a recent trip to Oregon, smelling oregano in Humboldt County and a story about an interesting man Doug met along the way.

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February 9, 2021 16 mins

Doug is back from his lengthy break to discuss electric cars and blowing things up during a recent road trip.

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October 22, 2020 20 mins

Doug interviews Rich Desmond, a former California Highway Patrol patrol officer and candidate for the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors in the Fifth District.

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Doug discusses the recent sale of the Les Schwab tire company to an investment firm — and other things.

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September 5, 2020 20 mins

Doug sheds light on why used car prices are suddenly increasing; the secret to getting a low-interest rate on a car loan; a story about Mark Walhberg.

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August 20, 2020 16 mins

Doug explains how tariffs will make cars more expensive; a rant about glove boxes; thoughts on the new Ford Bronco.

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July 29, 2020 21 mins

Doug talks about the cars he's recently reviewed, has a suggestion for Chrysler and offers some thoughts on how the car industry will change as COVID-19 continues in the coming months.

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July 12, 2020 18 mins

Internal rumblings at Ford over police cruisers; the most and least reliable vehicles according to J.D. Power; the death of the auto show.

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December 20, 2019 22 mins

Doug has some feelings about sportscaster Joe Buck; how electric cars will impact new housing and auto shops; a new record for the Cannonball Run; why windshield wiper fluid sold in Sacramento is different from wiper fluid sold in South Lake Tahoe.

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December 16, 2019 22 mins

Doug and Kim talk about the importance of preventative maintenance. The log that Doug has been trying to buy for 3 years, and more concerning news from Uber.

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December 9, 2019 23 mins

Doug has some thoughts about NASCAR and the Confederate flag being flown by spectators. Plus, we meet a Car Czar kid to find out why so many young people have no interest in driving.

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December 2, 2019 23 mins

Doug believes Uber has a big problem and he's fired up about it. Plus, tales of romance and two Eiffel Towers.

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November 25, 2019 23 mins

New license plates are coming to California and the Car Czar has the details. How they're going to impact prisons, and how the new plates are going to track your every move.

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November 20, 2019 23 mins

The Car Czar breaks down some economic news, and things are not as rosy as you might think. Plus, why Doug is still mad at Volkswagen and why you can't REALLY buy a car on the internet.

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November 18, 2019 23 mins

The Car Czar Doug Brauner and his wife Kim return to the podcast arena; why you should hold off on buying a car right now; the real mission at Tesla; what Doug would do with the Chevy Camaro.

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